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Dog Beaches

With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, The Palm Beaches are sure to have a couple spots along the beach dedicated to furry friends. In fact, there are two popular beach cities where you and your dog can frolic in the sea.

Jupiter Dog Beach

Jupiter Dog Beach is a 2.5 mile stretch of beach allocated specifically for dogs. From beach accesses 26 (north of Ocean Cay Park, 2188 Marcinski Road in Jupiter) to 57 (south of Carlin Park, 400 S. S.R. A1A in Jupiter), hit the beach together. It is the only free dog beach in The Palm Beaches, you and your canine can enjoy the sand anytime of the day. Please keep in mind dogs are not allowed in the lifeguarded areas. Also, be sure to clean up after your pet with the bags provided at each crossover.

Beach Rules:

  • Only behaved, non-aggressive dogs that respond to voice commands are allowed on the beach. 
  • Supervise your dog and do not go beyond the boundaries of the dog-friendly beach areas.
  • Dogs should be on-leash while walking from the car to the beach.  It is also recommended to keep dogs on-leash around small children.    
  • The beach is open to all people. Remember to be courteous to those who may not want to interact with dogs. 
  • Maintain the beach clean.  Friends of Jupiter Beach provides dog waste bags at every crossover along the dog-friendly beach areas,

Download the Jupiter Beach Map.

Bark Park Dog Beach

Bark Park Dog Beach, located at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton (3001 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton, FL 33487 – between Towers 18 & 20), allows dogs to mingle in the sand during designated hours, between towers 18 and 20. To use Bark Park Beach, you need to purchase a permit for the dogs to freely roam the beach. Resident permit is $31 per dog. Non-resident permit is $167 per dog.

Designated Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • 7am – 9am
  • 3pm – Sunset (EST/November – February)
  • 5pm – Sunset (EDT/March – October)

Beach Rules

  • Have your dog relieve themselves before entering the beach.
  • Keep your dog leashed prior to entering and upon departing the beach.
  • Be ready to clean after your pet.
  • Carry your permit at all times when bringing a dog to the beach. Each dog must have a permit.
  • Limit of 2 dogs per person.
  • Dogs are ONLY permitted in the “dog friendly” area (between lifeguard towers 18 and 20 on designated days and times).
  • Dogs shall not dig in the sand.
  • Dogs shall not cause any form of disturbance (e.g., excessive barking, and aggressive behavior).

Dog Beach Safety Tips: Be sure to check the tides daily as currents are strong. Low tide is the best time for you and your pup to go for a dip in the ocean. Always remember to clean up after your pooch. Even though dogs can be off the leash at these beaches, always keep an eye on them for their safety as well as other the dogs and owners. Never let a dog swim alone!

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